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Oakland police announce arrest for August murder, but prosecutors charge him with gun possession, not murder

OAKLAND — A 20-year-old man has been charged with possession of a firearm in a fatal shooting in August, although prosecutors have not charged him with the victim’s murder, according to court records.

Marco Leiva-Saucedo, of Oakland, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and firearm, alleging causing great bodily injury, according to court records. He remains in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Police announced Leiva-Saucedo’s Oct. 11 arrest in a news release Thursday, which said he was arrested “in connection” with the Aug. 28 shooting and prosecutors charged him, but forget to mention that he is not facing murder charges. Leiva-Saucedo was charged with gun possession two days after his arrest.

Leiva-Saucedo was also charged with probation violation for a 2022 conviction for receiving stolen property, in a case where he was originally charged with carjacking. It is because of this belief that he is legally prohibited from possessing firearms, according to court records.

Leiva-Saucedo was identified as a person of interest in an Aug. 28 shooting on International Boulevard that killed Johnathan Carballo and injured a 30-year-old man. Police spoke to an eyewitness who told them Leiva-Saucedo was armed with a gun and had an altercation with Carballo just before the shooting, according to court records.


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